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for reelection and into 2016. another law allows a parent do it freeze credit reports to protect their children from identity theft. advocates to push for it helps the law will protect foster children who they say are especially vulnerable. for more information, go to wbaltv.com. one of the state's most ofly contest a loss -- most holty contest allows went into affect. gay marriage became legal. a lot of couples lined up to tie the knot. bells rang in the new year everytwhere. said michael, the archangel catholic church, celebrated its first same-sex couple wedding ceremony. >> jesus loves everyone. i think he would be here celebrating with us if you were walking the earth today. i do not look at it as a religious issue. i look at it as a ♪ civil rights issuea il rights issue. >> amanda and her partner exchanged wedding vows. they included four foster children they plan to adopt. >> it is the best day of our lives. we finally get to be part of marriage. >> they rode their wedding vows. their first give to each other, a single rose, symbolizing love, respect, and caring. exchanged rings. arch
's not done yet, he's okay. and new controversial immigration gun law coming up. can the mexican government have a say how the u.s. deals with illegal immigration? we'll talk to arizona attorney general tom thorn, he weighs in on the ongoing legal battle. >> jamie: plus, a defiant act against president obama's health care law. an update on the u.s. company facing millions of dollars in fines for refusing to comply. >> kelly: and taking a stand in the wake of the tragic school shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary. what some teachers are doing to make their classrooms safer. >> i think that a lot of people have a fear of guns and of what they can do, but i think also that maybe they're not quite educated, that sometimes the only thing we'll talk about is a good guy with a gun. >> and welcome back, everyone, we're following a major challenge to the president's health care law, the arts and crafts chain hobby lobby now saying it will not pro he vied workers with health plans that cover the morning after pill. even though the new health care law requires it. this, after the supreme court
bad law taking effect which is increasing tax rates on everybody, huge increases on capital gains, massive increase on dividends. this is destructive. i see my mission in part to try to absolutely minimize the damage. unfortunately, i don't have the ability to repeal that law and the democrats control two out of the three parts of the elect ared government. i will fight as hard as i can to minimize this damage. but i got to be honest with you, i mean we got a pretty tough hand to deal with here. and we can't just change that law by ourselves. >> sean: it seems to me senator johnson three things that maybe the president hasn't thought of. number one if the president goes over the fiscal cliff on his watch the optics are not very good for him. while he may think there is an advantage here when the country sees its taxes go up then he comes in as the guy that is the tax cutter. has he tored in the republicans -- factored in the republicans have control of the budget with the debt ceiling? >> i think the president is beginning to see the long-term consequences if we do increase taxes.
we'll soon be governed by sharia law, have no fear. republicans are keeping us safe from something that was never going to happen anyway. that and other lore lights there 2012 in the "sideshow." >>> and finally lly hopes for hopes for the upcoming year, especially from the president. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] feeling like a shadow of your former self? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ] and step out of the shadows. hi! how are you? be governed by sharia law, have for politics. >>> massachusetts congressman ed markey announced today his candidacy for the united states senate seat held by john kerry who president obama has nominated for secretary of state. markey is a friend and respected gu
what may have caused the crash or if alcohol may have been involved. >>> and law enforcement agencies were really everywhere during the night, cracking down, looking out for drunk drivers. dui checkpoints were set ulall over the bay area and chp officers were patrolling those highways. yesterday, the chp said the number of dui arrests were down compared to last year. but new numbers for this year's crackdown may be released sometime today. >>> all right. 7:04. we want to check in again with tara. more about the accident in the south bay. >> one in mountain view, the one in the campbell area. 101 northbound at moveit boulevard is the first one -- move fet boulevard is the -- moffitt boulevard. this is a spinout accident. and kest campbell, it's a two- car crash. one lane is blocked. on the san mateo bridge, traffic is moving along, on the right side westbound as you drive to foster city. no problems. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's clear sailing into san francisco this morning. 7:04. here's steve. >>> thank you, tara. >>> well, a little system, most of you probably missed it. but it
be governed by sharia law, have no fear. republicans are keeping us safe from something that was never going to happen anyway. that and other low lights there 2012 in the "sideshow." >>> and finally my hopes for the upcoming year, especially from the president. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> massachusetts congressman ed markey announced today his candidacy for the united states senate seat held by john kerry who president obama has nominated for secretary of state. markey is a friend and respected guest on "hardball" and has been in the house since 1976. he's the dean of the massachusetts delegation, and he has the best values of anybody i know in politics. if he gets the democratic nomination for the senate, he could wind up running against scott brown who won the seat in 2010, then lost it last month. the special election is likely to take place this june. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." when john boehner failed to bring his so-called plan "b" to a vote last week because he didn't have enough republican support to pass it, the speaker abdicated his rol
of representatives, about to become law. let's go to the chief white house correspondent, jessica yellin. what's going on at the white house? >> reporter: hi, ali. president obama is going to be out here in the briefing room to make a statement within the next five minutes. he's scheduled to speak. i expect that he will congratulate congress for getting this over the finish line and at least acknowledge -- tell americans that their taxes for the most part will not be going up. and then pitch immediately forward to the next battles that washington will be facing and urge everybody in washington to tackle them in a more expeditious manner. i would like to tell you already senate minority leader mitch mcconnell, the chief republican in the senate who negotiated this final deal with the white house has already sent over a statement engaging the white house on this issue. they sent this one to the press saying -- looking ahead to the next battle. mcconnell says now it is time to get serious about reducing america's out of control spending. it's a debate the people want, the debate we'll have next a
the house of representatives, about to become law. let's go to the chief white house correspondent, jessica yellin. what's going on at the white house? >> reporter: hi, ali. president obama is going to be out here in the briefing room to make a statement within the next five minutes. he's scheduled to speak. i expect that he will congratulate congress for getting this over the finish line and at least acknowledge -- tell americans that their taxes for the most part will not be going up. and then pitch immediately forward to the next battles that washington will be facing and urge everybody in washington to tackle them in a more expeditious manner. i would like to tell you already senate minority leader mitch mcconnell, the chief republican in the senate who negotiated this final deal with the white house has already sent over a statement engaging the white house on this issue. they sent this one to the press saying -- looking ahead to the next battle. mcconnell says now it is time to get serious about reducing america's out of control spending. it's a debate the people want, the debate we'l
it's the first day of the new year, it means some brand new laws are going into effect all across the u.s. some of them are out there. i'm telling you. like the one in kentucky. i'm not kidding. you can no longer release wild boors into the wild. and also in florida you no longer have to register your swamp buggy as a motor vehicle. then in california, i'm sorry to report that your dog can no longer be used to hunt a bear. worse, a bob cat. can't use your dog to hunt a bob cat in california anymore. while you may think that these strange new laws don't affect you, you might be surprised by these next ones because they might. in florida it used to be illegal to flash your headlights at oncoming drivers to warn them about a speed trap. you know that unwritten rule, winking a nudge between the folks on the road, it's road code. a new law makes it okay to do it now. there could be some loopholes though. joining me is joe jackson to talk about it. the first time i ever heard about that was a challenge to a law that you can't do that or you'll get a ticket. somebody at the time brought
vote on something then. the senate could also pass it and signed into law. gregg: right. >> everyone is talking about there is not enough time. this is not true. congress can do whatever it wants. if they agree, the two parties agree congress can pass things very quickly the trick is getting both sides to agree. gregg: it is always small ball and it is never really significant. which shows an utter lack of courage. and the american people, you know, feel that way too about their representatives. put up on the "gallup poll." "gallup poll", likelihood of averting the fiscal cliff. there you see, susan, people are losing faith. i'm actually surprised that they haven't lost all faith. >> actually i was going to say the same thing. i think that number is pretty surprising. i would think it is much higher at this point. perhaps the public is getting used to this kind of game they play chicken and at the last second they come up with a deal. remember august 2011, we thought the nation was running out of money, we would hit the debt ceiling, government would partially shut down, literally at
go towards tomorrow morning. for the sierras, there are no tire chain laws in effect but look out for freezing fog toward with mostly sunny skies. temperatures will be climbi the 30's. your kron 4 7 day around the bay my help and pleasant conditions with mild-- sunday, monday, looked to also be dry. temperatures in the 50s. >> we continue to monitor a light ride. we will see there are no problems from the macarthur maze, and also out of the word, the 92 westbound. take a look! you could practically walk across the bridge. and the 101 northbound. southbound, it is not even the set up for normal computers. there are no delays or problems. a quick look at our traffic map for the north bay ride towards marin county. delay- free. >>> police in oakland are still looking for the gunman who girl. the teenager who died sunday night has been identified as 15-year-old jubrille jordan of oakland. this is what the crime scene looked like sunday night hours after the shooting had happened. keep in mind these gun shots rang out in the afternoon. jordan was killed and a 14 year old boy was shot i
in the country under the thumb of the federal government. >> sorry, the law requires a five-day waiting period. >> that was a completely [ bleep ] idea from the start. >> five days? but i'm mad now. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school, then call me crazy. >> you're crazy. >> you like to know if you had a deranged neighbor that had a gun. >> how do you know if your neighbor is deranged? >> not every human being should own a gun. not every gun should be available at any time. >> always kind of that guy, here is the weird one that walks down the street. you start wondering if this guy has the gun. >> you're crazy. >> oh, good stuff. let's get right to our panel. professor james peterson is director of africana studies at lehigh university. and matt lewis is senior contributor to the daily caller. professor, i want to start with you. according to the most recent polling we've seen, you have about 70% of americans mistakenly believe there are already certain licensing and registration measures in place. >> that's right. >> and then we've seen polls that sugg
gun laws, in colorado, law enforcement officials say they need more money to conduct the surge in criminal background checks that are required for gun buyers. they are going to ask law makes for half a million dollars to speed up the process which used to take about half an hour and now takes about a week. process is free which has one lawmaker suggesting that those that want gun pay for it themselves. telling the denver post, quote, anyone else whether a teacher or law enforcement officer anyone needing a background check needs to pay for it. meantime, her it's already legal to carry a gun a record number of educators attended a training seminar earlier this week. >> we are teachers, all school employees for their application and permit to carry a firearm. in utah they have the advantage of beings able to carry one in schools. we do not restrict law abiding with a permit of carrying one in a school. >> hawaii, new hampshire and oregon allow them to carry one on campus. arizona and washington state looking into the proposal. it will face stiff resistance from gun control advoca
of the bill, but says he sees no reason not to sign it. the law is a big deal for many americans. nearly a thousand russian children were adopted here in just the last year alone. the move is largely seen as retaliation for a law president obama signed that restricts russian human rights abusers from traveling to the u.s. >>> our fourth story "outfront" tonight, arming our school principals. a proposal by arizona attorney general tom horn to give guns to school principals is gaining some support. horn says school shootings like the one in newtown, county, could be prevented if a school employee were armed and trained to use a gun. at least 36 investigators and three sheriffs are now backing the proposal, including sheriff paul babu of arizona, who's written, "the nra is correct. we need a cop in every school. we have a people problem, not a gun problem." sheriff paul babeu is "outfront" tonight. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, john. >> sheriff, i understand the attractiveness of this proposal, an armed guard, a school member training with a weapon. but let's look at the facts, go
family issuing a statement on his condition a short time ago. and they put it off for months. law i can makers holding our future in their hands and now barely enough time to strike a deal to save us from one of the highest tax hikes in u.s. history. >> senators and staffers now behind closed doors. we are told they are trying to put together a plan to help us from all going over the fiscal cliff. we are within 72 hours of the deadline, and tonight the new developments. in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook elementary, gun sales are on the rise. what is driving the spike? and the growing number of teachers who are looking to arm themselves. also, one man's trash becomes a child's musical treasure. you'll meet the children's orchestra that plays instruments recycled from garbage. >> i'm harris falkner. they are actually negotiating on capitol hill just as economic analysts say we are about to go over the so-called fiscal cliff, the punishing combination of higher taxes on just about every worker in america and deep spending cuts particularly to our military. top lawmakers are calling
, bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for each recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in affect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose said since the ban took affect, the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> around here, we're seeing the sun shining finally. and -- . >> i am sure that is listed on paper. i am sure when they wrote that, it looked like a good idea. >> i butchered it twice now. >> plastic bag ban bandwagon. >> you got it. took a lot of practice. >> and took careful thought, too, let me actual. a chilly start today, don't you think in. >> yeah, yeah freezeing. >> temperatures were literally freezing and in santa rosa last night and chilly with the numbers this morning, 30s and 40s, 45 degrees at concord; oakland, 40 degrees. sfo at 43 and san jose, 48 and below freezeing in santa rosa and a few high clouds as we gaze toward the bay bridge and out of the door this morning, still going to be cold as you head out an hour from now. the number yes are in the 40s for much of the bay area and chillier inl
brother dale and his sister-in-law currently serve on the force. >> chris is the one that encouraged me to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a police officer. >> reporter: brother brian young reminding the crowd of chris's sense of selflessness. >> he wanted us to be about all of the fallen officers, all the fallen firefighters, all the fallen emts, all the fallen marines. >> officer young remembered for his kindness, generosity and his trademark smile. >> it's more about his smile and everything that he gives. >> he was one of the more affable, likable guys, extremely classy, very professional. i am absolutely proud to have him as a member of this community. he was the ideal and is the ideal police officer. >> i used to live across the street from chris [bag pipes] officer young leaves behind a wife and three children. they were too distressed to attend the vigil this evening. we also learned today that a 69-year-old woman was the one driving the minivan that struck officer young in the intersection along this road. the light was green and she was attempting to turn left as he was
. >> the new year brings the new light bulb laws. starting tomorrow, companies cannot make or import the 75-watt incandescent light bulb in the u.s. retailers can still sell remaining stock in the stores. traditional 60 and 40-watt bulbs will go away in 2014. you can buy incandescent or led bulbs. how many times did i have to say bulbs in that? >> no kidding, right. a continuing twister for you. >>> ahead, video you have to see to believe. celebrating the redskins and he wasn't on the field. may have taken place in his living room. it's pretty awesome. >>> we've got reaction from the players too on their first division title this century. >>> why speed cameras could be up for debate in maryland. >> your weather and >>> there he goes. morris to the end zone! >> hail to the division champion redskins. in one night, redskins win their seventh straight, feel a home playoff game and send the cowboys packing. reaction from the team's stars ahead. >>> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. i need a dance partner. >> plus, fiscal cliffhanger to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts down
agricultural law goes back into place, 1949 law, which basically means the federal government will go back in the business of strongly supporting the dairy industry by raising the price support, if you will, or support for dairy products to $38 a hundred weight. that's almost double what the price of milk is today. >> that price could even be $7 or more for a gallon of milk. the current national average is about $3.65. chris galen, he is the vice president of communications for the national milk producers federation. he says a price hike is also going to hurt the dairy farmers. he's joining us on the phone to tell us why. chris, good to have you here. first of all, explain to us how is it that the farmers themselves could be hurt as well if you don't have this farm bill extended. >> what we're asking congress to do, suzanne, is actually pass a new farm bill, as you mentioned, because that's going to provide dairy farmers a better safety net than what they've had in the past few years. 2012 was a really rough year for dairy farmers. they're really hurting now. we don't want to go back to th
the bills that they've already wracked up through the laws that they passed. let me repeat, we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic, far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. people will remember back in 2011 the last time this course of action was threatened, our entire recovery was put at risk, consumer confidence plunged, business investment plunged, the growth dropped. we can't go down that path again. >> while the president says that he won't negotiate, there is another battle brewing in washington, it's been tweeted the gop and its far right tea party members, republicans breaking ranks with their house majority leader eric cantor to vote for a plan, 85 house republicans voted for the deal, 151 republicans voted against the deal, including cantor, and that didn't sit well with the tea party. amy kremer tweeted this "i'm extremely disgusted with what happened in the house tonight. there will be consequences."
for january 1st, those benefits, those unemployment benefits will no longer be authorized. the law project estimates some two million americans will stop receiving benefits after december 29th. that's today. many experts fear going over the cliff could send our weak economy plunging back into a recession. president obama says he remains optimistic, but he says no bargain could be reached in congress, then congress must vote on his back up plan to block taxes for anybody making less than $250,000 a year. chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel has more. mike, you just got new details 23r* mitch mcconnell. what are they? >> that's right. discussions have been taking place all day. both sides have been trading paper, ideas and that talks continue. we understand legislative staff will continue working into this evening. meanwhile, huer is a fair and balanced look at where things stand. >> i do think that something will happen over the next few days relative to the revenue piece. hopefully we can rescue most americans from a tax increase. but what we haven't dealt with again is the spen
reform next year. that mechanism never happen. you can set targets and the law and state tax will achieve $1 trillion in savings over 10 years and entitlement reform will achieve the same. they never reach that so that is up in the air right now. you do have a willingness from the white house also did old -- to do corporate tax reform. they have a proposal that would lower it to 20% and republicans are working on a bill that would lower corporate tax rates to 25%. there is more of a push among republicans to overhaul the entire tax bill so they have a victory here. they made permanent 99% of the bush tax rates but they want to overhaul the entire code for individuals and corporations. when you look at what congress is working on now there are different committees. the ways & means committee controlled by the republicans in the house who are regretting a tax code or have been writing a bill that rewrites the tax code. in the senate there are senators like rob portman, max baucus, they have different proposals and ideas on what to do with corporate taxes. on spending reform, to little diffe
that they've already racked up through the laws that they passed. >> so he's drawn the line. i mean, what are they saving over on the republican side? >> well, certainly i don't think republicans would agree with that at all. in fact, keeping the debt ceiling out of this deal was one of the few wins for republicans and they see the ability to use that ceiling again as leverage to get the kind of spending cuts they say are needed to get the deficit under control and that was part of the negotiating position, you know, that mitch mcconnell took when he came in and worked a deal with joe biden, that they didn't put this in there. and that was a win for republicans. it's going to be tough for the president. >> here's what new york congressman steve israel said about not just the debt ceiling but all three of these imminent deadlines. this was a little earlier this morning. >> if we can find republicans to join with us and quit playing games with the debt ceiling and quit this roadrunner mentality of finding a cliff in every episode of congress, i think we can get this done. >> the republicans
families who signed up to adopt. this new law was named after a russian baby that died in the custody of his american adoptive parents. he was neglected. but it is really believe that the reason for this law was another law that was just passed in washington, so it is a response to the american law punishes human rights violators in russia. it was sparked by the death of a russian lawyer who died died in jail investigating a fraud case at the request of americans in russia. it singles out dozens of russians that police believe are connected to that case. they can't travel to the united states and their assets are frozen. russia has been defiant in this case. it is even launching a posthumous price for the new law and russian voices speaking of saying it's not fair to penalize children. having adopted 60,000 over last two decades, and as you mentioned, there are several dozen cases right now that are pending. several dozen russian children who are in the final stages of this adoption process. those who should be coming to the united states very soon. it is not clear what's going to hap
and increase the nation's debt. didn't work out exactly as planned. the bottom line, this law will provide 620 billion dollars in new tax hikes. and 15 billion in budget cuts. and for those of you keeping track at home. for every $1 in cut, according to the so-called debt deal adds nearly 4 trillion dollars to federal deficits over the next decade largely because of the extension of lower tax rates for almost all americans. 330 billion dollars of it is also an increase in spending, an increase in spending, more, more spending. plus, congress packed in some special gifts for the railroads, the car racing business, and some friends in hollywood who have some deep pockets. chris is our host of power play on foxnews.com live. happy new year! >> happy new year to you, merry cliff-mass. >> megyn: we went off the cliff and we're kind of off it, but moved the cliff and the cliff is in a weird place. postponed part of it. in any event, there's big tax hikes for the rich and hikes for everyone, 77% of americans. and there's more spending, there's 4 trillion more going into the deficit. i mean, i don't k
its attention to renewing a controversial surveillance law. they spent hours on this yesterday. some people say it violates the rights of americans. we'll look at the pros and the cons. stay with us. harris: new information about the u.s. soldier accused of killing 16 afghan villagers in a predawn rampage. the u.s. army is now saying it will seek the death penalty against staff sergeant robert bales. he faces premeditated murder and other charges in the attack on the villages that left 16 people dead among them women and children in southern afghanistan. that happened back in march. the attack drew such angry protests in the country the u.s. temporarily halted combat operations there. bales says attorney says his client should not serve the death penalty because he was serving the fourth deployment in a war zone. he is serving in fort lewis mccord in washington state. let's talk with a former prosecutor. >> thanks for having me. harris: let's start with what the defense team is saying. multiple deployments are a defense. why? >> they're saying because of multiple deployments there wa
our efforts. >> reporter: state senator jerry hill was joined by chp and peninsula law enforcement to introduce senate bill 55 that would require second dui offenders to install an ignition interlocking device for a year. >> this bill will make it clear that if repeat offenders do not complete the ignition interlock program, then they will never get their license back. >> reporter: earlier this month the national transportation safety board recommended anyone convicted of drunk driving not just repeat offenders install the device. peninsula law enforcement say they back the senator's plan. >> 17 repeat offenders for dui arrests. each of those 17 have had their second offense. so this legislation that is being proposed today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal that we have. >> reporter: how it works is the driver breathes into the iid when they get in the car. if the device detects a blood alcohol level above a set limit, it keeps the car from starting. senator hill says california needs this type of stricter enforcement in our state. >> it makes no sense that a
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of law, the issue about the sound. >> in the u.s., yes. gerri: and seems to me, that is pollution. >> sure it is. that is the part, exposes the double-standard, gerri. it just drives me crazy. where is the sierra club? where is greenpeace, natural resources defense council, so-called environmental groups? why aren't they standing up for the small landowners? they are really getting a raw deal. wind energy companies are making handsome profits but individual landowners are really getting the short end of the stick. gerri: i wouldn't be happy if one of those was set up next to me. >> certainly would not. gerri: let me talk about the energy strategy council. >> right. gerri: they're suggesting starting a energy strategy council. >> sure. gerri: that would come up with a policy, soup-to-nuts, every federal agency in the world gets involved. possible? >> well, sure it is possible. i mean, this is the federal government after all. but, what bothers me is, this idea we'll have quadrennial review, four year plan just like the pentagon. i don't know that is the best model to work on. gerri
to be signed into law. as the vote is tallied we are waiting for the gavel to come down. this ends a back and forth over the last two days new year's eve into new year's day that has been tense on capitol hill to say the least. >>> taking you now to fox news to the house floor. let's listen in. waiting for the final gavel as the house passes the legislation. to avoid the fiscal cliff. the senate passed the legislation early in the morning. the house has now done the same. votes are in. and it is completely a lopsided vote. however, you can see the republicans are outnumbed in their support by double. >> on this vote yeas 257, nays 167. the motion is adopted. without occasion. >> and with that it's official. that the house has moved this piece of legislation. now we'll got to the president to be signed. joining me now on capitol hill, chief congressional correspond mike emmanuel. mike? >> bret, good evening. and it's been quite a day out here on capitol hill in the wee hours of the morning the senate passed this and the question is what would house republicans do? a lot of leadership felt
witness. they chose georgetown law student sandra fluk. darrell issa rejected her as not qualified to speak on the matter. fluk eventually gave her testimony in front of a congressional panel and became a target in the biggest voice of the republican party, rush limbaugh. but before limbaugh could launch his smear campaign against a private citizen, sandra fluk gave her first national interview here on the "ed show." great to have you with us tonight, sandra. now i understand that you had already planned your testimony. you were going to cite some examples of people who could have benefitted from president obama's mandate for birth control coverage. share with us what you would have told that committee today. >> that is what i was there to speak to the committee about. and that's why i was so stunned when chairman issa made the decision to not allow me to speak on behalf of those women, and to say that i was not an appropriate witness, that those women's stories were not appropriate for this committee. i cannot think of who would be more appropriate for the committee to hear from t
's for it to be approved and signed into law. today's the 27th. the senate comes back in session today, the house is in pro-forma so it probably will not do any work. you only have a few days left for lawmakers to make a deal -- ink a deal. the president took off last night from hawaii, but there's a five-hour time difference. time is working against these lawmakers. they will have to figure out something if they want to do anything before new year's. it seems quite likely that we are going to go over this cliff and that whatever happens is going to have to be resolved after january 1. it has been looking like that before the holiday, but certainly now, particularly if you remember for congress broke for the christmas break, speaker raynor was not able to get the backup plan through his caucus, so there was no pressure on democrats to try to counter that immediately. senate democrats saying we passed a bill that raises tax rates on incomes over $250,000, we ran on this and this is what we are offering. house republicans were saying, no, we want to negotiate something, figure it out and send it to us. someo
to become law both houses have to pass. it the house is not voting today. they've gone home. we don't know when the senate will vote. what does this all mean? >> what it means is that mitch mcconnell and joe biden rather than the majority leader harry reid, the minority leader mitch mcconnell, the republican, and the vice president representing the white house have worked out a deal. now i think it will pass the senate. it only needs 51 votes. that means there will be no filibuster and there will probably be no amendments which they have to vote on each amendment. the problem then becomes the house. no bill becomes law unless both houses pass it and so the house will have to pass it. you very well might have a situation where john boehner, the speaker, the leader of the republicans, will be embarrassed tomorrow because a lot of republicans will vote against it, but as long as they get a majority of the house, which is 218, and 30 or 35 republicans vote with the democrats, the bill will pass and become law and the president will immediately sign it. >> so the details of the deal are still l
it constitutional under the taxing power even though the plain language of the law it wasn't a tax. justice roberts was clearly looking for any rationale to uphold the law. >> i think because he was looking not to get criticized, have the court criticized for being too political. he probably believes he was protecting the reputation of court but he made the court look more political and hurt his reputation and ultimately the court, too. if you have your own hit or miss please send it to us and sure to follow us on twitter. thanks to my panel and to all of you watching. i'm paul gigot. happy new year and hope to see you right here next week. >> gregg: a fox news alert. we are getting word from the nation's capital that harry reid will soon be coming out and address the fiscal cliff at the microphones any moment now. congressional leaders are holding marathon negotiations behind closed doors. we're only getting drips of what is going on racing against the clock as the final countdown to the fiscal cliff deadline begins. unless a deal is reached by january 1st, more than $500 billion in tax increases
regulation into the law of the land. we should be wary of any free speech and a free press. >> let us be clear about the system. he proposes what i call a generallyer fisk -- generally. but he also give the responsibility for establishing that mr. mayor to the press. as now that's why statue is important because he provides a new guarantee. he recommends that the media regulars off come. it is truly ipped and provides effective protection for people like the mccanns and the -- to make it real, he rell -- as we set out in statute a law of this parliament. that's why i can get a truly independent from the fress. >> for the first time since the coalition haws informed. nick made a statement of the law. >> in principle, i think sh can be done in a proportionate and workable way. oy understand of course, the entirely legitimate reasons why some members of the highways are awarey of you. >> i am have fought long and hard about this. i'm a liberal. i don't make laws for the second of it. and certainly when it comes to the press, the absolute worse outcome in all of this would be for nothing
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people come out and huff and puff in public and then behind closed doors they're accepting the law of the land. lan but also begs the question of, do you want to spend your time trying to do the things it did not release him to pay off much in the last election? >> jason dick, emily goodin, thank you for being on "newsmakers." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> we will show our conversation with luke messer today again at 6:00 p.m. eastern. coast chambers of congress are in -- both chambers of congress are in. the senate is in at 1:00 eastern time. votes are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. eastern. majority leader harry reid and minority leader mcconnell had set a deadline of 3:00 p.m. when they're planning to convene a caucus meetings and update members of the parties on a possible plan for taxes and spending on the new year. will bring you live coverage of the senate on c-span2 started at 1:00 eastern. in the house, the return of 2:00 p.m. you'll be considering a number of pieces of legislation. what the live
is considered a payback of sorts for an american law that was passed two weeks ago. that law puts financial restrictions on russians accused of human rights violations, bans them from also traveling to the united states. i want to bring in our matthew chance from london. and matthew, of course, you were a correspondent in moscow for a very long time here. it seems at least there's a split. you've got russia's foreign minister who actually criticized putin before he signed this ban. so what is going on here? is this a power play? and is this something that is actually going to take effect? >> i mean, you're right. there has been a very rare split in the russian political elite about this issue. there's been some criticism that was leaked to the press in russia about how some officials including the foreign minister concerned about what the impact this may have. also an opposition newspaper in russia has issued a petition, saying the law should not been enacted. that's had more than 100,000 signatures. obviously, it's something that divides russian society. but make no mistake, it is a power
no people were injured. gregg: yeah, there you go. heather: with the new year comes more than 200 new laws going on the books and trace will be back with that and a breakdown for us. gregg: just when you thought it was over, new warnings of another little storm heading for the storm-ravaged northeast. we'll get a live report in minutes. heather: and new controversy over a move by russia's president that critics say is playing politics with the lives of orphans. what it could mean for americans who want to adopt overseas. our legal panel debates. i greg: welcome back. jenna: a fox extreme weather alert. this is no system bringing heavy wind and rain and snow to the northeast for dumping as much as 1.5 feet of snow on new york and pennsylvania. after devastating parts of the golf coast with tornadoes speak to the system is moving slowly north. but don't put away the snow shovels yet. there is another storm on the way. jenna: maria molina joins us with the very latest. reporter: you guys are right. we have another snow system that will dump a lot more snow over the northeast, and it actually
, but that left his senate seat open. under colorado law, senate vacancy falls to the governor to decide, so the choice fell to governor bill ritter, a democrat. ritter made a call people did not expect. he didn't promote a congressman or mayor. he didn't go for a politician at all, in fact. he went for michael bennet, the superintendent of the denver public school system. bennett was, as you can imagine, excited. he was now a senator, a member of the world's most exclusive club. that is a big job. it is an impressive, big job. a job that makes you think pretty highly of yourself. what bennett was not prepared for was that when he took that big, important, impressive job, everybody would all of a sudden hate him. and they would hate him because they hate congress, and he was now part of congress, this thing that they hate. in november of 2011, bennett went down to the floor of the senate with a chart that is still one of my favorite charts of all time. it was a simple chart. it just showed how popular different things were. the irs, the people who collect taxes and audit you, 40% approval ra
to this crisis. we're talking about the fiscal cliff. >> it hasn't got ensigned into law. there's no success yet there. >> boehner should move it tomorrow. he should just do that. >> jonathan? >> listen, the president campaigned on a three to one spending reduction and we're not see anything spending here. democrats controlled two-thirds of the chips. >> joy ann, why is this all about taxes? >> one reelection and the -- it doesn't do that much spending. >> it's been all about taxes. >> all about raising taxes. >> there's this obsession with raising taxes. >> it was to go after school lunches and elderly care, health care for poor kids and increased spending. >> no, no, no, they want entitlement reform, joy ann. why this obsession with cutting old people's medicare? >> it's not an obsession about cutting benefits to the elderly, joy ann. it's about reforming medicare over time so at some point in the future we don't tell an 80-year-old you know what? you're not going get the medicare cha you thought you would have. this is about not hurting the elderly. >> the republican solution is to hand 80-ye
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